POTTER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS
AUGUST 6, 2013
The regular meeting was called to order by Chairman Maroney at 8:00 A.M. in the Commissioners Room at the Courthouse. Commissioners present: Worth, Shellito, Arbach and Williams.
Rich Penrod met to discuss the surplus sale and the amounts the trucks and the motor grader sold for.
Moved by Shellito, seconded by Arbach to approve the July 2, 2013 minutes as read. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Craig Smith met to discuss the request by SAGE for a CD of the Dir. of Equal. records. Cost of the CD will be $125.00 for the labor of producing the CD.
Several section line roads were discussed.
Moved by Worth, seconded by Williams to deny the claim of Avera McKennan Hospital in the amount of $7,240.48, care for one, due to the individual did not meet the criteria for reimbursement. Avera Heart Hospital for $720.31 care for one, due to the non-emergency nature of the procedure.
All voted aye. Motion carried.
PUBLIC HEARING ON A
PETITION TO VACATE A
PORTION OF HIGHWAY
At 8:30 as advertised, and there being no objection, Commissioner Arbach presented the following resolution and moved for its adoption.
BE IT RESOLVED that the public’s interest will be better served by vacating a strip of land seventeen feet in width and extending the entire distance across the east side of the E1/2 of Section 4, in Township 117 North, Range 78, West of the 5th P.M., and the boundary of which is parallel with and distant seventeen feet from the section line bounding said section on the east, containing 2.06 acres more or less.
THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a portion of unimproved highway right-of-way as petitioned is ordered vacated.
Commissioner Williams seconded the foregoing resolution. All voted aye. Resolution declared adopted.
PLAT OF LOT 2 POTTER COUNTY
ADDITION TO POTTER COUNTY
Commissioner Worth presented the following resolution and moved for its adoption.
BE IT RESOLVED by Potter County Board of Commissioners that the Plat of Lot 2 Potter County Addition to Potter County, located in SE1/4, Section 24, T118N, R76W, 5th P.M., Potter County, South Dakota having been examined, is hereby approved in accordance with the provisions of SDCL, Chapter 11-3, and any amendments thereof”.
Commissioner Shellito seconded the foregoing resolution. All present voting aye. Resolution declared adopted.
Moved by Williams seconded by Worth to appraise the 1.9 acres located in the SE1/4, Section 24, T118N, R76W, 5th P.M., Potter County, South Dakota
At $100.00 and sale with no further notice. The cost of the Plat to be paid by the purchaser. All voted aye. Motion carried.
SIMON DAM BRIDGE
States Attorney Smith discussed the abandonment of the bridge crossing Simon’s Dam. Should the owner of the property on either side of the bridge not want the bridge, the County shall remove the bridge to eliminate any further liability to the County. Final determination to be made at the Sept 3, 2013 meeting.
Supt. Smith met to discuss the repair of the JD 6400 tractor. The cost to rebuild the engine would be $7000-$10,000. Due to the age of the tractor, no repairs will be done.
Mowers were discussed. Supt. Smith to check on mower prices.
Moved by Shellito, seconded by Worth to authorize Supt. Smith to order a new 2013 Cat Motor grader utilizing the bid as let by Spink County. All voted aye. Motion carried. Deliver to be January 2, 2014.
Supt Smith presented the following fuel quotes for 8000 gal. #2 FM.
Hoven Coop $3.40
Successful bidder: NCFE @3.364.
Sheriff Hamburger presented the monthly activity report.
The 2014 budget for the Sheriff Dept. was discussed.
GETTYSBURG WHITLOCK BAY DEVELOPMENT CORP
Gayle Kludt, Imelda Simon, Shirlee Drew, Ryan Persoon met to request inclusion in the 2014 budget in the amount of $5000. Consideration will be done when reviewing the 2014 budget.
Renee Kirby met to request an increase to the base pay for the librarian Renae Lehman of $30,000.00 due to the end of the probation period. No action taken.
Laura Boone and Royce Hackl met to present the annual activity report for Northeastern Mental Health and the number of individual served by NEMN from Potter County.
Moved by Worth, seconded by Arbach to increase the hourly wage of Shawna Shaw, Kim Siedschlag and Tim Gordon to $11.25. All voted aye. Motion carried.
LIBRARY BOARD APPT.
Moved by Worth, seconded by Shellito to appoint Julie Poeppel to the Library Board to replace Norma Marks who had resigned. All voted aye. Motion carried.
The Register of Deeds and the Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer reports were reviewed. Moved by Arbach, seconded by Williams to approve the above reports. All voted aye. Motion carried. Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer as follows:
AUDITORS ACCOUNT WITH THE TREASURER AS OF 7/31/13
Cash Items $1,415.00
Great Western Checking 29,020.43
Plains Commerce Checking 2,920.65
Plains Commerce Fund Investments;
Plains Commerce Bank 500,000.00
Checks on Hand 4,403.06
TOTAL CASH BALANCE
Total Assets In Custody of County As of 7/31/13
County Amount 1,721,230.17
Amounts Held For Other Gov
Amounts Held For Others 3,802.51
TOTAL ASSETS $1,848,451.01
Moved by Arbach, seconded by Williams to approve the following claims
And authorize the Auditor to issue warrants for the same. All voted aye. Motion carried.
PAYROLL BY DEPTS: COMM: $2,345.80; AUDITOR 4,004.46; TREAS. 4,556.86; STATES ATTORNEY 3,660.32; JANITOR 819.00; DOE 4,152.58; ROD 3,624.41; VA 638.02; SHERIFF 7,540.46; LIBRARY 6,833.81; EXT. 1,130.94; WEED 483.30; R&B 23,816.91; FEMA 553.86. OVERTIME BY DEPTS: R&B: HERICKS 155.30; GRIESE 76.20; KRAFT 451.08; OAKS 187.50; GIBSON 140.63.
SDRS $6,001.40; WELLMARK 43,650.04; AFLAC 829.78; GREAT WESTERN 14,133.81; DEARBORN 207.92.
AKASKA FIRE DEPARTMENT $118.41, TITAN MACHINERY – SIOUX FALLS 22,500.00 SUPPLIES/REPAIRS, 4 SEASONS/JERRED RENTALS 400.00, A & B BUSINESS, INC. 213.48, AGAR FIRE DEPARTMENT 449.97, GECRB/AMAZON 563.81, B & R TRUCK REPAIR 50.61 REPAIRS/MAINT., BAUSCH ELEC/POTTER CO TREASURE 885.59, BUTLER MACHINERY CO. 1,162.25 REPAIRS/MAINT.,
CALIFORNIA CONTRACTORS SUPPLIES 197.40 SUPPLIES, CENTURION TECHNOLOGIES 62.33, CENTURY LINK 82.00, CITY OF GETTYSBURG 17.40 UTILITIES, CITY OF GETTYSBURG 506.10, CONNECTING POINT COMPUTER CNTR 73.00, DAKOTA SUPPLY 14.16 SUPPLIES, DAKOTA FARM & RANCH SUPPLY 6.67,
DANI’S THISTLE SPRAYING 2,050.00, DCFS USA, LLC 4902.81 TRACTOR LEASES, DEAN MARONEY 102.85, DELVIN WORTH 12.21, DON FROST 1,545.00, LEBANON FIRE DEPARTMENT 1,527.50, GETTYSBURG FIRE DEPARTMENT 5,796.22, TOLSTOY FIRE DEPARTMENT 414.44, HOVEN FIRE DEPARTMENT 3,321.43,
FIREHOUSE 6.94, AVERA GETTYSBURG HOSPITAL 45.00, GETTYSBURG COLLISION CENTER 169.00 REPAIRS/MAINT., GETTYSBURG FLOWERS 50.00, GREAT WESTERN TIRE, INC. 914.99 SUPPLIES, HEARTLAND WASTE MANAGEMENT, INC 121.20 , HEARTLAND WASTE MANAGEMENT, INC 50.00 UTILITIES,
FALYN HOGG 106.19, HOVEN CO-OP 134.56, HOVEN COOP SERVICE 1,483.89 UTILITIES, HOVEN MEDIA, INC. 163.86, HOVEN MEDIA, INC. 34.00, HOVEN TRUSTWORTHY HARDWAR 20.97 SUPPLIES, JOE ARBACH 490.00, JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL 8,995.50 RENTALS, LAMB MOTOR CO. INC. 81.65 REPAIRS/MAINT.,
LANGER’S FAMILY FOODS 5.99, LOGAN ELECTRIC INC 296.44, MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES 152.71, MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS, INC. 150.00, MIDWAY PARTS 65.15 REPAIRS/MAINT., MIKE’S REPAIR 1,164.13 REPAIRS/MAINT., MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES 214.13 UTILITIES, NEW CREATIONS 496.34,
NORTH CENTRAL FARMERS ELEVATOR 2,120.85 SUPPLIES, OAHE PEST ELIMINATION 55.00, POTTER COUNTY NEWS 486.29, POTTER COUNTY TREASURER 339.60, SCHLACHTER LUMBER 299.04, SD EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ASSO 40.00, SDACC 925.23, SOUTH DAKOTA LIBRARY ASSN 337.50, SENECA FIRE DISTRICT 213.14,
SERVALL 50.43, SERVALL UNIFORM & LINEN SUPPLY 224.35 SUPPLIES, CRAIG SMITH 441.13, BUREAU OF INFORMATION & TELECOM 2,250.00, STATE TREASURER 91,635.35, STATE TREASURER 87.00, THOMSON REUTERS – WEST 362.00, The BURG 1,220.20 TRAVEL & CONF., US MERCHANT SYSTEMS, LLC 15.00,
VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS IN 155.99 UTILITIES, VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS 44.50, VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS 783.12, VERIZON WIRELESS 242.40, VERIZON WIRELESS 299.07 UTILITIES, US BANK VOYAGER FLEET SYS INC 625.20, WALWORTH CO. SHERIFF’S DEPT. 1,950.00 WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC 100.00.
The 2014 Provisional Budget was reviewed. Moved by Shellito, seconded by Maroney to adopt the Provisional Budget and authorize the Auditor to publish the same. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Moved by Worth, seconded by Shellito to adjourn. All voted aye. Motion carried.
DEAN MARONEY, CHAIRMAN
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
KAREN S. DOERR
Published once at the total approximate cost of $107.58
CENTRAL PLAINS WATER DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO ADOPT FY 2014 BUDGET
A public hearing will be held at the meeting room at 1205 N. Harrison, Pierre, South Dakota on August 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (CST) to consider the proposed Water Development District budget for Fiscal Year 2014, beginning January 1, 2014.
The purpose of holding this hearing is to provide the public an opportunity to contribute to and comment on the Water Development District proposed operating budget for the Fiscal Year 2014.
Persons interested in presenting data, opinions, and arguments for and against the proposed budget may appear, either in person or by representative, at the hearing and be heard and given an opportunity for a full and complete discussion of all items in the budget.
Published once at the total approximate cost of $9.87
Deryk Drew was the last man standing in this challenge, which required holding a golf ball between two sticks. He held the position for several minutes, which advanced his team to the next level of the Survivors Challenge. The event was held at the Gettysburg City Park on a beautiful Friday night. Fifteen teams participated in the event. Drew was encouraged in this challenge by the evening’s Master of Ceremonies, John Lake.
A council member is needed to represent the Gettysburg City Council from Ward I.
Ward I covers the north side of town bordered on the south by west Commercial Avenue to Mannston Street, north to Blaine Avenue, east to Harrison Street, south to east Logan Avenue.
Anyone willing to serve on the board as a representative from Ward I is asked to send a letter of application to the city council. The vacancy is due to the resignation of council member Peggy Lehman, who is moving out of town.
For additional information contact the city finance office or a member of the city council.
A map outlining the three wards within the city is pictured on page 2 of the News. A representative must live within the boundaries of the ward to serve on the council.
Summer’s almost over! Classes start in Gettysburg on Tuesday, Aug. 27.
Before that, football practice starts on Thursday, Aug. 15. Volleyball and cross country practices start on Monday, Aug. 19. Those practices are only for the athletes who have completed their concussion baseline tests.
Contact the school if you have any questions.
A benefit is planned for Jim Schneider to help defray medical expenses.
Jim Schneider has suffered from pulmonary fibrosis, also called “farmer’s lung,” since April 2010. In June he was the recipient of a double lung transplant in addition to a double heart bypass at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
A benefit is being held at the American Legion on Saturday night to help defray medical expenses.
He and his wife, Ladonna, have been in Rochester since April preparing for and recovering from the surgery. His rehabilitation takes at least three months from the time of the surgery, followed by regular checkups at Mayo.
A benefit and silent auction will be held on Aug. 10 starting at 6 p.m. There are some great items on the silent auction, including Broncos tickets, a camping package, a welcome sign made from horse shoes, a Kindle Fire HD, kids basket of books and toys, and blankets made by Ladonna’s mother. They also have windshield repair certificates, loads of gravel, and gift certificates, along with many other items.
Silent auction and cash donations may still be made to Jim by contacting American Legion manager Brandi Valentz at 769-0561 or 765-2854, Bruce Zebroski at 769-9280, Shawna Shaw at 769-1892, or Sandy Hagny at 769-1064. Donations may also be made at Great Western Bank.
Some damage was done on the east side of Gettysburg Friday night at the hands of vandals.
The sign on US 212 through town that announces the church schedule for Sacred Heart Catholic Church was spray painted by vandals during the night, and some windows were broken on an ATV that was located at the Potter County Fairgrounds.
Anyone who may have information should contact the Gettysburg Police Department at 765-9600 or the Potter County Sheriff’s Department at 765-9405. Information may be given anonymously and no names are required.
The regular meeting of the Gettysburg School Board will be Monday, Aug. 12 at the elementary school library at 7:30 p.m.
Discussion items on the agenda include the new school, approve contracts, open enrollment, sports coop, handbooks, budget review, and administrative reports.
The meetings are open to the public.
Marian Emma Johnson, 89, of Gettysburg, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Avera Gettysburg Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gettysburg with Pastor Daniel Tews officiating. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9 at Luce Funeral Home, Gettysburg, with a 7 p.m. prayer service.
Marian was born on April 27, 1924 to Chris and Minnie (Stensen) Koch in Onida, South Dakota. She spent her childhood in Sully County and helped raise her brothers and sisters in Onida and Gettysburg. She was the fourth child of nine other siblings, and the first girl, so she worked hard and helped her mother tremendously. She later married Doyle Johnson, Gettysburg, on April 2, 1945 in Pierre, South Dakota.
Marian spent most of her life working at home caring for her two children and helping with the farm, but she also worked at the Oahe Manor from 1968-1979. She was an active member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church and the Medicine Rock Senior Citizens.
For the past 12 years, Marian was a resident at the Oahe Manor, where she developed friendships with residents and staff who appreciated her uplifting spirit.
Marian is survived by her children: Burton Johnson, Sioux Falls, and Roger Johnson, Rogers, MN; four grandchildren: Kristi (Kevin Whaley) Johnson, Kari, Brandi, and Trish Johnson; siblings: Martha Weischedel, Brookings, SD, Emma (Dan) Schramm, Denver, CO, and Richard Koch, Camano Island, WA; daughters-in-law: Clara Johnson, Sioux Falls and Cleo (Rik) Groves, Maple Grove, MN; and special friend, Sherri Hunter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Chris and Minnie Koch; husband, Doyle Johnson; daughter, Beverly Johnson; and siblings: Ralph, Art, Carroll, and Leonard Koch, Pauline Dean, and Irene Mayer.
Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg has been entrusted with Marian’s arrangements. (www.familyfuneralhome.net)